This site is about my life in the art studio. It includes drawings, paintings, knitting and cross stitch and fun art techniques. I will also include recipes and yoga to keep the mind healthy and creative.
Art journaling is a great way to let your create thoughts flow out into a page using art materials. During this pandemic an art journal can help to express your feelings, uncertainties and hope. Art skill and talent is not needed, simple supplies and trusting the process is all you need.
Various sizes of brushes
Start by brushing watercolors onto the paper. Any shape and line. Put a variety of colors and shaped into this first step.
Let it dry. Then take color pencils and start coloring in areas to give it a “pop.” Add acrylic markers to it for extra detail and depth. Layer the details. Just let yourself flow with it and not expect a specific painting at the end. Just have fun.
Today I was walking my dog and noticed so many leaves on the ground and thought about the many colors autumn has delivered for us in my area. Then quickly my creative mind went off and decided to show how I draw a color a leaf.
It’s really simple. At the end of this post is a video of my demonstration.
Crayola color pencils
Color pencil paper
Leaves for inspiration
Some good music!
I found a leaf shape I wanted to color. I cut the paper size and placed the leaf on the paper, then took a pencil and traced it. Yes, I certainly did trace it. Why make things hard, there’s too much going on as is.
Then look at the leaves, each one and get inspired by the colors.
I wanted to show you how crayola color pencils can make lovely drawings. The secret, start with a lightly pressured base color and build up using a circular movement and thatching movement. Layer layer layer!
Below is my color palette inspired by the leaves.
I used this color pencil paper
This drawing isn’t about color an exact replica of a leaf. It’s being inspired by the colors of Autumn. Use your artistic permission to be creative and express yourself.
Keep adding colors…
This is my final drawing using crayola color pencils…
Please try it. Using crayola color pencils are less expensive but the drawing can become very beautiful if you take your time and try different layers and techniques. Stay on your artist budget! But create.
A mindful drawing is a drawing that starts with a scribble shape and layers of shapes are added to it, until, you as the artist decide that the drawing is completed. Then you will take color pencils, pens or markers and color in the shapes as it pleases you. This is a drawing that has no right or wrong.
The purpose of mindful drawing:
keeps focus on present moment
helps to slow down
Steps to take before you start a mindful drawing
set an intention-is it to relax, want to decrease self-criticism, let go of judgment and resistance
listen to calming music to help relax
Follow your intuition
paper-I use paper from a 11″x14″ multi-media paper sketch book
markers-thin and thick
First I start with a black pen and start making marks on paper, circles, lines, different shapes.
Then I start coloring in the shapes. You can pre-determine the colors, or you can chose colors based on what you want at the moment.
Below is the completed drawing. I moved it around and like all sides.
Hello, everyone! My name is Nadiia, you probably noticed, I have another blog about healthy eating and sports, it is my passion) As for this blog, I just decided to share my thoughts, my feelings. Do not judge, I am not a professional writer, I just trying to express myself.